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Capabilities


  •       MsS Guided Wave System can inspect a pipe of any diameter (usually 0.25- to 80-inch outer diameter), including plates;
  •       The total cross-sectional wall along the pipe is inspected. (Volumetric inspection)
  •       Ability to detect corrosion wall loss and cracks in aboveground, buried, and insulated pipe.
  •       Inspection range in straight above ground pipeline is typically 50 meters on either side of the MsS probes and can be up to 150-200 meters in ideal conditions.
  •       Sensitivity can be as good as 1% cross sectional loss in good condition of pipe (but the threshold can be set from 0.5 to 5 % depending on the distance from the MsS probe and pipe condition).
  •       The generated signal with MsS probe is 56 dB (600 times) higher than the coherent noise of unwanted modes.
  •       MsS probes can be attached to a pipe with dry coupling, epoxy bonding or ultrasonic shear couplant depending on pipe condition.
  •       Inexpensive MsS probes can be permanently installed to pipeline at difficult-to-access location for long-term pipe monitoring.
  •       Continuous probe covering the whole circumference of pipe
    •       Excellent direction control
    •       Zero near-field length
  •       MsS probe has short dead zone length
    •       1 ft  with 32 kHz probe
    •       0.8 ft  with 64 kHz probe
    •       5 inch  with 128 kHz probe 
  • A pipe of up to 300 oC surface temperature can be inspected and monitored without taking it out of service if the MsS probe is bonded at a temperature less than 125 oC.
  • A pipe of up to 500 oC surface temperature can be inspected without removing heat tracer lines with MsS dry coupling (mechanical coupling) tools.
  •        User-friendly analysis software reduces false calls and helps making inspection report.
  •        Once the probe is installed, the inspection or monitoring can be done 20 or 30 locations a day with installed probe. It is cost effective and best for condition-based monitoring.
  •       High-sensitivity pipe inspection with high-frequency (50 ~ 250 kHz) probe
  •       Long-range pipe inspection with low-frequency (5 ~ 50 kHz) probe.